Two Passengers Medevaced From Anthem of the Seas

By ,   August 19, 2018 ,   Accidents

A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued two cruise passengers on a Royal Caribbean ship heading back to Bayonne (Cape Liberty) out of Haiti Friday morning, August 17.

According to a press release by the CG, the two travellers had heart attack symptoms. 

The Anthem of the Seas ship first contacted the Coast Guard Thursday morning and reported about an 18-year-old male passenger who needed medical assistance because of heart attack symptoms. 

Officials from Coast Guard's Fifth District headquarters in Portsmouth told the cruise ship to get closer to North Carolina shore. However, by Thursday evening, the Coast Guard was once again contacted by the cruise ship to report an 82-year-old guest's heart attack symptoms.

The North Carolina crew of the CG rescued the passengers Friday morning. 

Anthem of the Seas cruise ship

The status of the men, who were transported to North Carolina's New Hanover Regional Medical Center, was unknown.

For other Anthem of the Seas accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.